Best eats in Sarikei — Tom yam coconut prawn noodle at Glory Cafe, ‘roti kahwin bakar’ at Aik Seng Kopitiam

Tom yam coconut prawn noodle (left) and charcoal toasts from Sarikei.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Jan 29: Have you ever tasted tom yam prawn noodles in a coconut? If not, head to Glory Cafe in Sarikei, Sarawak!

Their coconut tom yam prawn noodles is not just served in a coconut; it’s cooked with pure coconut juice.

The broth is incredibly thick with flavours from the prawns, tom yam spices and lemongrass. It is not too spicy, so it’s a hit with just about everyone.

The dish comes with two different types of prawns: ‘udang galah’ (giant river prawns) and ‘udang putih’ (white prawns).

Fresh coconuts used to make coconut dishes at Glory Cafe, Sarikei.

Even well past 3pm, Glory Cafe is buzzing with satisfied customers, each table adorned with a coconut dish.

Another bestseller at Glory Cafe is their coconut pudding—a refreshing dessert after a heavy meal of tom yam prawn noodles.

Meanwhile, just four minutes’ drive from Glory Cafe, is another must-visit coffeeshop in Sarikei.

Aik Seng Kopitiam is famous for its ‘roti kahwin bakar’. They have been serving this charcoal-grilled toast for almost a century now.

The coffeeshop is said to have existed since the 1930s, well before World War II.

Former governor of Sarawak, the late Tun Pehin Sri Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng was among the esteemed patrons who frequented the establishment.

Aik Seng Kopitiam in Sarikei, Sarawak.

Unlike regular toast which is square in shape, Aik Seng uses round buns. The margarine, pandan kaya and peanut butter toppings are all homemade.

If you ever find yourself in Sarikei, be sure to embark on this gastronomic journey and savour the best eats that this charming town has to offer! — DayakDaily

Sarikei town in the middle of the day.